This is a sketch of a female model that I wanted to portray without the obviousness of sexuality and portray the female form in its shape, delicacy, yet strength.
This work is in the Osservazione series, a darker, contemplative portrait of people in how they interact with the deeper concerns of life. Each subject is carrying with them a weighted and challenging story.
This painting was layered and scratched to develope a sheen to the surface that gives the subject the austere, private mood and feeling.
This is a portrait of a man I painted after seeing a report on Afghan prisoners of war. The weight of this man's contemplation, left a mark on me. The bottomless effect of war and politics on ordinary people.
Charcoal, mixed media sketch of a breath taking model kneeling and stretching before her pose. Felt this was more beautiful than a reclining pose in a chair.
Abstract display of color and texture of deep reds, ambers, and charcoal color.